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it happened next on ktvu channel 2 news. [ audio problems ] >>> good afternoon. topping our news thisnoontime it's been two week since the gas fire and explosion. clean up efforts kick into high gear. three homes will be demolished. claudine wong's been on the scene owl morning and gives us an update. >> reporter: yes. we can show you two of those locations here on earl. behind me crews just stopping in the last couple minutes to take a break. that's one of the sites. if we pan up on to the hill you can see one of the excavators working on the secondary site. they are taking a lot of precautions this morning. we can tell you we've watched these crews wearing protective gear spraying down the sites with water to make sure that dust level stays down. and there are air monitors in and around this entire neighborhood to make sure that there's not any dangerous levels of partichat matter or gases. they're doing all of these in response to health concerns. but the county says it is determined to give this neighborhood back to san bruno. rick stopped for a moment on his morning run to look at the da
now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> candles are lit tonight. tears are shed after yet another teenager is killed by gunfire. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a single father is mourning the loss of his youngest son tonight after the high school student was gunned down on an oakland street corner. the 17-year-old victim had hoped to go to college, having just transferred to a school that specializes in health and science. ktvu's amber lee is live now in oakland with our report. amber? >> julie, students and staff here at the school have lost a promising teenager. today they sent a letter out to parents letting us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood right here. i said that with the police, give him mouth
the air day tomorrow, the fourth day in a row. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this was definitely one of the hottest days of the year. our chief meteorologist, bill martin, is here with a look at which cities hit records. >> reporter: definitely one of the hottest days of the year. temperatures broke in parts of the bay area. santa rosa broke a record. 104 degrees. san francisco, 93. oakland, 96 at the airport. broke the old record there of 95 and then at sfo they tied the record at 96 degrees. take a look at some more of the temperatures. these were the highs for today. highs tomorrow, boy, they are gonna be hot again. i will let you know what you can expect. we'll see you back here in just a minute. >>> on this one of the hottest days of the year, firefighters put a lot of sweat getting a handle on a fire in west marin county. air tankers and helicopters backed up firefighters on the ground. the fire was reported about 2:30 this afternoon at a ranch on hicks valley road near novato. firefighters contained the ten- acre fire by about 4:00. no one was hurt. no structures were dama
, no one has invested more in the iraq war than families who have lost loved ones to the fighting. ktvu's mike mibach live in walnut creek where he just watched the president's address alongside gold and blue star moms. mike mibach has more now. >> reporter: sorry about that gasia, we had some problems -- issues with the audio in here. if we can just have someone turn that down. as you know gasia a lot of men and women in the bay area fought in the war in iraq. many of them lost their lives fighting in that war including ben thortlesen. his mother mary joining us. your thoughts right off the top. >> i think that the speech was really good. and i you know, i'm very -- it's hard for me to get my arms around the whole reason that we're there. and so, i have to put that aside and just embrace the fact that my son chose to take this on and to do this and you know he's a hero for that. >> reporter: he's leaves behind a wife, he leaves behind a son. hearing what the president just said being achieved in iraq, is his wife worth the sacrifice that the president said it was? >> it's hard to -- y
>>> new video just coming into the ktvu newsroom of the moment a fireball erupted in san bruno. >> hundreds of san bruno residents returned home for the first time since thursday's disaster. what they have to say about the state of their neighborhood. >>> the one thing that stands between sara shourd and her freedom. >>> good afternoon, i'm claudine wong. tori campbell has the day off. topping our news this noontime we're waiting the start of a pg&e press conference in san bruno for an update into the cause of that deadly san bruno explosion. we do have team coverage on several develop stories in san bruno now. what you're looking at is a live briefing inside that senior center are residents who lost their homes. ktvu's christian katharine is there but first we'll go to ktvu's craig devereaux. >> the investigation is moving outward from ground zero on glen wood drive. a pg&e news conference as you mentioned just about to get underway at a fire station in san bruno on el camino real. this morning very important work is being done this morning on glenview drive. pg&e cut into th
the disaster zone. ktvu channel 2 news at noon starts now. >> complete bay area -- [ inaudible ] >> -- right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon. topping our news this noontime a crucial decision on the death penalty. a judge's ruling today will determine whether executions can resume in california for the first time in five years. jade hernandez joins us live now with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well good afternoon. the state attorney general has pushed a fed rap judge to resume lethal injections, a decision is expected sometime today. we are live on treasure island this afternoon. earlier we spoke to lance lindsey in san francisco. he opposes the death penalty and heads death penalty focus. he told us if a federal judge in san jose reinstates the death penalty expect marchs and protests all over the state. he indicated church opponents and others will rally tuesday, the day before the first scheduled execution in san quintin in five years, this after prison officials say they have ensured the process meets humane standards. >> there is no right way to d
. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> candles are lit tonight. tears are shed after yet another teenager is killed by gunfire. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a single father is mourning the loss of his youngest son tonight after the high school student was gunned down on an oakland street corner. the 17-year-old victim had hoped to go to college, having just transferred to a school that specializes in health and science. ktvu's amber lee is live now in oakland with our report. amber? >> julie, students and staff here at the school have lost a promising teenager. today they sent a letter out to parents letting us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood
of $20 million of state funding and the click the tab on our homepage at ktvu.com from chris daly and tom bates. one board member was among the guests both. >> i am excited. this project hasn't had more stalls and now we are moving on track. >> reporter: bart needs approval from the california transportation authorities and needs to secure $130 million of federal funds and grants and also loads. we will see that happen spree at reporting live in oakland, jana katsuyama ktvu channel 2 news. >>> they heard arguments today for furloughs for state workers. >> the governor has admitted he lacks the authority to. >> how has he admitted that? >> the seven justices are old questions at the attorneys and the governor's legal team as they argued the pros and cons the union says that the state constitution does not provide the governor with the authority to order workers to take unpaid days off and attorneys say it does during a fiscal emergency. the decision is expected in 90 days. >>> if the court sides with the unions, they will have to pay for four days going back to february last year and it s
in at the residential centers. we have that information at ktvu.com. >>> lieutenant maldonado has been on scene since last night. he's the acting governor while governor nor schwarzenegger is on a trade mission in asia. he assured people the lack after state budget will not be a factor in helping them. >> i want to assure the people of san bruno and the people of the bay area and california that while we don't have a state budget, this will not be affected. last night we flew in four aircraft immediately. we put in five strikes team, 40 general ins-- engines. we have put everything in the incident. the budget has nothing to do with what's happened here. >> maldonado says he's making sure the investigation moves forward with, with pg&e to get to the bottom on what happened and to prevent it from happening again. he's also spending time visiting people impacted on the fire including those in shelters and hospitals. ktvu, is at the hospitals, where we learned some new information. good afternoon. >> we're at st. francis memorial hospital in san francisco, where they wrapped up a press conference a short
home, continues at ktvu.com. click on the "uc hickers" tab. >>> claudine wong is live with a new perspective with more on the san bruno blast. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we've moved down here to area where it used to be the 1700 block of claremont. this is what remains of people's homes and lives. this investigation is just getting underway. we're told a lot of it, at least on scene has been completed in terms of the ntsb. victims want to know how this could have happened and want to make sure this doesn't happen again. they also want to really know what's next. >> this morning bill magullihan waited for someone to tell him if he can go in his home, if it's safe, if he can go forward. >> i'm not hearing any information. that's what's frustrating. they upgraded my house from a red to a yellow tag. that's fantastic news. so hopefully i will hear something. i haven't heard a peep from the city. >> reporter: he can't get in. his home is still in the area blocked off, in the area still under investigation. the ntsb says it's focused on the 30-inch gas pipe that's exploded and
day of classes. there was a gas leak on the hayward campus of cal state university east bay. ktvu's jade hernandez joins us now to explain what happened and how it could have been ch worse. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. the situation definitely could have been worse but windy conditions saved firefighters from having to evacuate buildings and upgraded to a very serious gas break. now, i want you to take a look now. you can pg&e crews still working out here this afternoon. they'll be working the rest of the afternoon to repair the 2- inch plastic gas line break. crews clamped down on the pipe and shut off the leak about a half hour ago. >> they are safe. nobody hurt. they should all be able to attend their classes. >> reporter: crews alerted police and fire and they arrived. we're told the fire department was not worried about the possibility of an explosion. by the time the wind carried the leaking gas into the atmosphere, the gas became too weak to ignite. the fire department did not have to evacuate since many students were already heading to class whe
to delay his execution. ktvu's kraig debro joins us with more on what this decision means with this case. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. it was kind of confusing up in court. you had attorneys representing another death row inmate but they were also arguing on the behalf of brown. brown's attorneys are on the way to the state court of appeals to file another appeal. they already filed one appeal at the 9th court circuit of appeals. the attorneys are arguing for brown today. they are actually representing another death row inmate named sims. brown joined his argument after sims filed his. so over the weekend, albert brown was given a choice of what kind of execution he wanted. one with one drug or one with three drugs. >> mr. brown doesn't have to -- he could have the one-drug lethal -- [ inaudible ] >> there's no authority for them to do that. >> reporter: barring last- minute appeals, alfred brown is scheduled to be executed at 12:00 a.m. wednesday porning. he was sentenced to death back in 1982 for the rape and murder of a riverside girl. according to the district attorney, brown p
for congress to act. live in washington, carol hann, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> federal investigators are looking into whether the san bruno pipeline is tied to a problem in the south bay. pg & e lost e electricity to a pipeline. the outage happened just hours before the pipeline explosion. the ruptured line originated in milpedas. the outage could have blocked pg & e from regulating the pressure in that line. coming up, ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar has more on what the investigation found. >>> the alameda fire department says a 6-inch wide high pressure pipeline was accidentally ripped open by contractors just after 2:00 this afternoon. pg & e crews expect to have the leak capped within the next few minutes. authorities evacuated a dozen homes and an elementary school and sent out reverse 911 calls urging people in a four block area to shelter in place. as of now there are no reports to damages in local buildings. >>> in the race for governor less than an hour to go now before candidates meg whitman and jerry brown go face to face for the first time. the stage is set for debate at uc davis'
right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here.
complete bay area news coverage starts right now on ktvu channel 2. >> take a look at this. this is the ignition point of the massive and deadly explosion in san bruno. good evening. >> i'm frank summerville. a team of federal investigators is on the ground in san bruno tonight trying to answer one key question, what sparked that fire ball. those fires that burned so hot last night are fully contained, but the area remains offlimits. while chaos and confusion have subsided, a neighborhood is decimated. officials confirmed four people are dead, more than 50 others injured. they reviced their damage estimates saying 57 homes destroyed, 8 with fire damage. we have team coverage on the investigation and more. we begin our coverage with lloyd. lloyd? >> reporter: frank, i'm at the bay hill shopping center where a briefing just wrapped up 15 minutes ago. this is the command center for the local, state, and federal agencies coordinating the clineup and investigation. tonight there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps tomorrow some of the people who fled their homes yesterday maybe al
about the deadly accident from last week. ktvu channel 2 news at noon starts now. >>> good afternoon. in just about an hour, pg&e is expected to release its list of top 100 high priority projects. the director of the p.u.c. requested them and pg&e has called a press conference for 1:00 today. claudine wong joins us live with more on what will be on the list. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. yes, the p.u.c. made its request on friday and pg&e has this 1:00 press conference scheduled. we're told we get to see that list. the list will be the top 100. you no we have spent -- now we've spent this morning dealing with what will be on that list. this morning, it was a typical scene at tazman and 1st. no one seemed overly concerned about the pipe running underground. but chuck reed says he's already been that that section of pipeline will be on the list. but pg&e didn't give any details as to why. >> we don't know the specific locations of the section. we don't know what they plan to do about it. so we're anxious, like everybody else, about what needs to be done.
. >>> complete bay area news could have raj starts right now. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a truck doesn't stop in time causing this chain reaction crash and damaging a total of 13 vehicles. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone pole
, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a protest is going on right now at one of the busiest intersections in san francisco's castro district. this is developing news. we want to show you a live picture now from market street and castro where the protesters say they plan to block traffic there. there you go. there's our live footage. they plan to push nancy pelosi to push a legislation through congress. they say the legislation has been bottled up all summer and they chose the predominantly gay castro district because they think it would send a stronger message to pelosi instead of protesting in other parts of the city. a handful of protesters at the scene right now. they say the plan is to block that intersection. but as you can see, right now cars are moving through. >>> the florida pastor who sparked worldwide controversy with his plans to burn copies of the koran announced later this afternoon he's changed his mind. claiming the head of a planned islamic center in new york city has agreed to move that site away from ground zero. but the new york aman says that's not the c
of what it was like moments after the deadly explosion and fire. ktvu's rob roth is in san bruno tonight with the details, rob. >> reporter: firefighters were facing, this is part of the blast zone from clairmont drive. many police and firefighters worked desperately to get people to safety, at times risking their own safety. the calls came in immediately. >> we looked out the back door and we could see the fire ball. >> reporter: the explosion hit close to home for one san bru no police officer. >> i knew living right near the blast zone, i knew my family was home. >> reporter: for most of the evening he said he didn't know if his family was safe but he kept working. his family survived. >> when we do or job, we are supposed to tune out our political beliefs, our religious beliefs, but when it hits this close to home, it's hard to do that. >> reporter: firefighters tried to fight the fire but they found that became difficult after the fire stopped a fire hydrant. >> we were left helpless, and we were only allowed so far because of the fire wall. >> reporter: many know this now burned o
smelling natural gas. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in oakland an actual gas leak forced the evacuation of several buildings today. pg & e says a cable company working in the area punctured a pipeline. in just a short time ago, pg & e said that ruptured line has been capped. no injuries were reported. >>> the first of several services to remember those who died in last week's pipeline explosion is tonight. a rosary service will begin in just an hour for jaqueline and janessa gray. a funeral will be held tomorrow morning at st. cecilia church. >>> for those who were burned in the san bruno pipeline explosion the road to recovery could take months or in some cases even years. today the doctors treating those at the st. francis burn unit discussed their recovery. we also heard from a woman who spent two months in the burn unit after being injured when a pg & e underground vault exploded right under her. >> i had to learn how to walk again, i had to learn how to use my hands and range of motion. i had to learn how to really speak. >> reporter: at least seven people are still
right now. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a truck doesn't stop in time causing this chain reaction crash and damaging a total of 13 vehicles. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the s
. >>> complete bay area news coverage. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the death toll rises in the san bruno explosion and fire. authorities now say seven people are dead and six others are mission. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello again, everyone, i'm heather holmes. we learned a short time ago that the horrific inferno claimed more lives. as rescuers searched through the blast zone. we are getting a closer look at the sheer power of that blast and the fire that followed destroying 37 homes and damaging eight others. and there are new questions tonight about the pipes that ruptured and why its location in a neighborhood made it so dangerous. deborah villalon has the latest developments. >> reporter: heather, we are at one of the check points that circle the neighborhood. it is a third night out of their home for evacuees. they hope that sometime tomorrow they will be able to get back in to the un damaged areas. and by tomorrow we expect that death toll to rise again. crews with specially trained dogs are getting deeper into the ruins of these
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >> she is almost home. one of the three americans detained in i it ran accused of spying talks about the huge misunderstanding that nearly kept her from returning to the bay area. good evening, everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken wayne. after 410 long days in iranian custody a uc berkeley graduate is once again on u.s. soil. at a news conference today in new york sarah won't rest easy until the two men she was with are also released from prison. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> josh and shane remain in custody 13 months after the three hikers were captured near the iraq/iran border. she said the trio was visiting a nearby waterfall and had no idea they were near the iran border which she says was not marked. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. >> reporter: she thanked iranian leaders for her release after there was concern about her medical condition. she
'm gasia mikaelian. >> investigators search for what caused the planes to go down. ktvu's robert handa live in redwood city where he spoke to witnesses to the crash. >> reporter: gasia, we're here along the redwood shores lagoon where we've been watching divers and rescuers trying to remove two more bodies from the wreckage which at this hour is still under water. the incident and the possible identity of the one of the victims have people here reeling. a lot of people saw the engine plane nose dive into the water just before noon today. the plane contained a pilot and two passengers, took off from san carlos airport. the redwood shores lagoon is surrounded by businesses. and quite a few people told us that they saw the plane was in trouble before it hit the lagoon. >> a big splash, a big thump. >> i saw the wing turn very sharply. i saw it come straight down, as i recall there was a slight spin as it went into the water. >> reporter: the sheriff department rescued divers as well as the coast guard. one body, a woman was found outside the wreckage. >> i don't know what happened, why she was
, the coast guard was able to estimate the location of the call as being made close to tiburon. ktvu's claudine wong joins us to learn if the search has made any progress. >> reporter: good afternoon. no, they've not made any progress. in fact, they've officially called this search off and still don't know who made this mayday call or why. but the coast guard does believe, they say, that the search has been extensive and they say new technology has -- was able to point them what -- point them in what they believe was right direction. >> mayday! >> reporter: that distress came in last night on marin channel 16. think of channel 16 as 911 for anyone on the water. >> the one thing we got was the word "mayday." and that's the signal for us to go out and search for anything. >> reporter: nothing else was ever heard from that caller. despite repeated efforts from the coast guard to get her back on the radio. >> vessel herring. vessel herring, this is the san francisco coast guard. >> mayday, united states coast guard, state your position and nature of your distress. >> reporter: so the coa
katsuyama ktvu channel 2 news. >> more than a dozen people remain hospitalized as a result of last night's explosion and fireball. four of them are in the burn unit in san francisco, four others are ucff and some are at san francisco general. others suffered minor injuries. >>> damage from the explosion covers approximately 15 acres in a densely pop ulated neighborhood. the epy center is just below boulevard. homes along neighboring streets also sustained damage. >>> many people are in limbo waiting to survey their own home. officials say the area is too dangerous to allow resident back in, so check points have been set up for residents to get information at their home. one resident talked about her home of 30 years. . >> my home was the most happiest, just a beautiful neighborhood, my friends, my neighborhood, just a wonderful place to live. >> she received some good news. she was told that while her home might have some damage, it was not destroyed. >>> to add some perspective to the devastation, we'd like to show you an aerial photograph taken before google maps. you can see homes
. at least 12 miles of that stretch are on this so-called 100 riskiest pipelines list. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> north san jose near the milpitas border has two pipelines running underneath. city officials are learning about the potential hazards just like the public and will be more involved to repair and maintain those natural gas lines. they say word is pretty scary. it's kind of scary, of course. you want to make sure that they are taking care of it. we don't want to see any more accidents. that's for sure. >> pg&e says there is a timetable for repairs. for example, work on the pipeline at north 1st and tazman avenue is scheduled for 2012. now, to see pg&e's complete list of the 100 high-risk natural gaslines, you can go to our website, ktvu.com. we've posted the list under ktvu.com "right now." >>> emotions ran high on a high school campus in the wake of a deadly car crash that left one student dead and three others injured. as studen try to cope with what happened the investigation into how it happened is widening. school officials are considering changing school polici
that will be paying areawide network created christien kafton, teaching, teaching -- ktvu channel two news. >> bass track on the bay bridge has more than doubled on the bay bridge the metropolitan transportation commission says in 2,000 fix 36% use transponders to pay their tolls and now almost 77% use the device. they say that 60% of drivers use fast-track to pay tolls on the seven bridges it oversees. >>> pg&e released a list of its 100 highest risk gas pipelines in california all in need of repair. this comes less than two weeks after the deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno pre-pg -- a pg&e said it was based on design and if there is ongoing instruction in area. there are four sites in livermore and near stanford university among other bay area sites be they say any sites in immediate danger are simply placed on the repair list and taking care of right away. >> whenever we identify any potential threat to public safety we immediately go and address the situation. we do not put it on some lists. it's not on some list of 100. >> this does not include the stretch of pipe that blew in san bruno
right now. this is ktvu -- [ inaudible ] >> -- at noon. >> good afternoon, we begin this noontime with the accidental shooting of a police officer during a morning training exercise. it happened around 9:30 at the shooting range in cass to valley. you are looking at images taken from news chopper 2, the victim was a federal officer from camp parks in dublin. there are new details about how badly he was injured but reports say they are not life- threatening. he was airlifted to the medical center. >>> it has now been a record 91 days without a state budget and there is no word on when the so- called big 5 will resume negotiations. talks were cancelled yesterday after a dispute over union pensions. the governor is demanding pension reforms in exchange for his signature on a budget that would close the states deficit. the democrats want the governor to win concessions from public employee unions through collective bargaining. the ongoing budget crisis is the subject of large march and rally today. people connected with a number of child care centers say they will forced to shut down
coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm frank summerville. >> i'm julie hayner. it is bizarre and complicated. we are still learning more about a crime spree that's left five people dead and led to an all-out search for a missing man. at the center of this investigation, he's linked to all five people. our live team coverage begins tonight with ktvu's heather holmes in valejo. >> reporter: we have been watching as crews prepare to take items out of this house. this company specializes in the removal of potentially toxic and hazardous items. the discovery earlier today of these chemicals, explosives, and two bodies is the latest twist in this very tragic case. the investigation into the murder suspect's final days shifted tonight to valejo. this is where the bodies of two missing women, a 63 year old and 60 year old were found. one was in a shallow grave in the backyard, the other in a bedroom. this is also the same house where accused killer often stayed. >> we are looking closely at him. >> reporter: valejo police are lo
on "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm frank summerville. >> i'm julie hayner. it is bizarre and complicated. we are still learning more about a crime spree that's left five people dead and led to an all-out search for a missing man. at the center of this investigation, he's linked to all five people. our live team coverage begins tonight with ktvu's heather holmes in valejo. >> reporter: we have been watching as crews prepare to take items out of this house. this company specializes in the removal of potentially toxic and hazardous items. the discovery earlier today of these chemicals, explosives, and two bodies is the latest twist in this very tragic case. the investigation into the murder suspect's final days shifted tonight to valejo. this is where the bodies of two missing women, a 63 year old and 60 year old were found. one was in a shallow grave in the backyard, the other in a bedroom. this is also the same house where accused killer often stayed. >> we are looking closely at him. >> reporter: valejo police are looking into the connection between this di
and should get professional help in needed. live in san bruno, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ordered pg&e to reduce the pressure in the san bruno gas line 20% below it's operating pressure at the time of that explosion. the commission says the pressure must be maintained at that reduced level until the commission allows the return to normal operating pressure. the commission is also seeking all of the records dealing with maintenance over the past ten years. >> today small groups of people who's homes were red tagged were allowed back into the fire zone for their first chance to see the damage in person. they were taken into buses and vans, es catheterred by police through the neighborhood starting at about 5:00 morning. they were not allowed to get out and look around their property. we spoke with them after they returned from viewing the damage. >> everyone looking for the little bit they can identify. out of really nothing. it's gone. the last picture you have in your shed leaving your grandma's house, hugging and kissing her. seeing your family happy. >> sheppard said there were a
on here. reporting live from san bruno i am tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> four of the burn victims from that san bruno fire are being treated at st. francis hospital in san francisco. today doctors held a press conference to discuss their recoveriful they said most of the burn patients are moving from the emergency care phase to the second or acute phase. >> the concern here is to get rid of or remove the nonviable scar tissue. because the nonviable tissue is a source of infection. >> it'll be two months to a year before the san bruno burn victims will enter the third phase. >>> city building and planning officials in san bruno now estimate the cost of damage done by last week's explosion and fire to be $3 million. the figure includes $31.5 million to damaged homes and other property. the rest, 6.6 billion comes from damaged infrastructure such as streets. >>> memorials are being held this weekend for the victims of the san bruno fire. a rosary will begin at 7:00 at st. cecelia. the funeral will be held at the same church on friday. >>> and more information about the san bruno pipe
highway 24. ktvu -- [ audio problems ] good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. we're going to show you the work in just a second that's being done out here. we can tell you right now that this line has not been capped. the fire department says that residents don't have to be worried about the specific gas leak though. here's the fire chief. >> the two inch line under about 50 pounds of pressure. and it goes to the air and then it dissipates in the air. unlike our san bruno incident where it was a 24-inch line under much greater pressures, this dissipates quickly. >> reporter: crews are digging in order to reach three different areas of this line. each of those three spots have to be capped before they can stop the leak. at first pg&e thought this was a six inch break around 11:20 last night. so the fire department evacuated about 14 homes. then as knowledge spread that the line was only two inches, those families were allowed back inside their homes. the city manager has been updating us for hours now. >> right now we're all on standby. we have had about nine units from the sheriff
'm heather holmes, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> alameda county's district attorney filed formal charges against andrew barreentos in the shooting of officer todd young. investigators say barrientos admitted shooting young but insists he did not know young was a police officer. barrientos is scheduled to appear in court next tuesday. the officer had another surgery today and it was called a success. he faces many more surgery later this week. the freemont officer was shot twice hit in the pelvis and in the groin and lost a lot of blood. >>> president obama tonight officially declared combat operations in iraq are over. this comes after the deaths of some 4,400 u.s. troops with another 31,000 wounded. the president addressed the nation from the white house. >> reporter: no banners, no celebrating but the president did make it clear. the war is over. >> tonight i'm announcing that the american combat mission in iraq is ending. operation iraqi freedom is over. tonight i encourage iraq's leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency. >> reporter: in a surprise, the president said he called former
says he'll climb again but he won't say where. reporting live, i'm heather holmes, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> i just want to know that she's safe, that's it. >>> a distraught family searches for a missing family member. there's been a sighting under curious circumstances. >>> how the return of fog >>> a bay area family says it is desperately searching for a loved one and needs the public's help. they say they haven't seen or heard from the 22nd pittsburgh woman for a couple of week, now they are faring the worse. lloyd lacuesta is in san jose with a live report. >> reporter: i'm in a neighborhood near that may bring reports of a missing person. >> we saw her saturday around this time. around 4:00 or 6:00. >> reporter: joan mccartny says she recognized the missing woman from pictures her family has distributed. silvetaugh called her debby and was selling magazines from door to door to pay for schooling. >> i didn't seem she was under any duress. >> reporter: it has been two weeks since they have heard from silvertorn. she said the last time they talked to her she said she had found a new
about it. ktvu consumer editor tom vacar begins tonight's coverage. >> reporter: back in 2007 pg&e asked for about $5 million to replace a section of the pipeline that blew up in san brew oh. pg&e's own document says the replacement of 1 1/2 miles of pipeline was privatized by the risk management program. >> they said they would replace that section in 2009 and the commission gave them that money. >> reporter: but then, in september of 2009 -- >> pg&e came back and said "we need about $5 million to replace this very same section of line 132 and we plan to do it in 2013." >> this time pg&e's document says the pipe section was one of its top 100 risks making the risk of fail your high. >> we're wondering i didn't pg&e replace the section in 2009 when they got the money to do this? >> reporter: i asked pg&e's president what happened? >> some things happen, maybe some other item becomes more emerge earnhardt that we need to fix, and so that's why we will redirect funds to take care of the things that are urgent today and then go back and look and say "what are the things that are ur
. the candidates are in a dead heat just weeks before election day. ktvu's ken pritchett live in oakland here to explain the different ways the candidates are taking a stand. ken-- >> reporter: well voters with an eye on environment issues now have more to consider in the governor's race. meg whitman joined jerry brown in opposing proposition 23, but there is a catch. this morning attorney general jerry brown toured a newark company for a green themed campaign. brown says the renewable energy has faded lost ground that should be regained. >> it takes corroboration and it takes stopping the oil hungry proposition 23. >> reporter: it would reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. if passed, proposition 23 would suspend the greenhouse gas law until unemployment dipped below 5.5% for four years straight. but that's only happened three times in the past three decades. brown took a swipe at his opponent meg whit man on the question. >> is she for 23 or against it? >> reporter: to brown's surprise mrs. whitman had already stated her position on prop 23, she joined brown in opposition. >> meg
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now on ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some residents returned home, but others must wait, but tonight, there is a directive for pg&e, following thursday's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. good evening even. i'm heather holme. >> and i'm ken wayne and state utility regulators said they will order pacific gas & electric company to inspect its natural gas system. the public utilities commission issued a statement saying, "it will direct pg&e to look for leaks in natural gas lines, starting with high pressure lines where people live." regulators said the company budgets for pipeline safety and replacement and how much the utility actually spends. meantime investigators are zeroing in on the section of pipeline that fail, trying to determine how and why the 30" main exploded. the blast left a huge crater in the neighborhood, a hole authorities still have not been able to inspect due to safety concern. ktvu's maureen naylor in san bruno with late details. maureen. >> reporter: kents official death count stands at four people with four
injured two others. a crash that happened at noon on a school day. ktvu's debra villa is live in november addo with new information. >> we're at novato high school where five boys from 15-17-ar- old piled into a school at lunch and took off across town. according to the chp, the driver drunk in the middle of the day. >> beer bottles were strewn outside the car. a liquor bottle found inside as the highway patrol probed this crash that killed one boy and injured three others. two airlifted with life- threatening injury. the driver's injuries were minor. he faces felony dui charges. some students suggest he appeared impaired in class before lunch. >> when and where did the drinking commend? >> we don't have the information at this time. it's still under investigation. >> skid marks on the rural road show how the car spun out at high speed in the path of the approaching cattle truck. the traumatized driver helped get the injured out. >> he's very emotional. not distraught but you could tell he feels very badly for the accident that was unavoidable. >> administrators came to the scene and retu
and critically injured two others. a crash that happened at noon on a school day. ktvu's debra villa is live in november addo with new information. >> we're at novato high school where five boys from 15-17-year- old piled into a school at lunch and took off across town. according to the chp, the driver drunk in the middle of the day. >> beer bottles were strewn outside the car. a liquor bottle found inside as the highway patrol probed this crash that killed one boy and injured three others. two airlifted with life- threatening injury. the driver's injuries were minor. he faces felony dui charges. some students suggest he appeared impaired in class before lunch. >> when and where did the drinking commend? >> we don't have the information at this time. it's still under investigation. >> skid marks on the rural road show how the car spun out at high speed in the path of the approaching cattle truck. the traumatized driver helped get the injured out. >> he's very emotional. not distraught but you could tell he feels very badly for the accident that was unavoidable. >> administrators came to the
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